This Reader brings together a wide range of material to present an international perspective on topical issues in philosophy of education today. Focusing on the enduring trends in this field, this lively and informative Reader provides broad coverage of the field and includes crucial topics.
With an emphasis on contemporary pieces that deal with issues relevant to the immediate real world, this book represents the research and views of some of the most respected authors in the field today. Wilfred Carr also provides a specially written introduction which provides a much-needed context to the role of philosophy in the current educational climate.
Students of philosophy and philosophy of education will find this Reader an important route map to further reading and understanding.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What is the Philosophy of Education Part 1: Philosophy and Education 1. Philosophy and Educational Policy: Possibilities Tensions and Tasks 2. Philosophy and Education 3. Feminism, Epistemology and Education Part 2: The Aims of Education 4. Autonomy as an Educational Aim 5. Self-Determination as an Educational Aim 6. The Politics of Identity and Epiphanies of Learning 7. Education, the Market and the Nature of Personal Well-Being Part 3: Politics and Education 8. Liberal Values and Liberal Education 9. The Politics of Difference and Common Education 10. Rethinking Democracy and Education: Towards an Education of Deliberative Citizens Part 4: Educational Policy 11. What's the Good of Education? 12. Imagining Futures: The Public School and Possibility 13. The Limits of Aesthetic Separatism: Literary Education and Michael Oakeshott's Philosophy of Art 14. Inclusion vs Fairness Part 4: The Moral Dimensions of Teaching 15. Education as a Moral Practice 16. Parts of Judgement: The Revival of Practical Wisdom 17. Moral Language and Pedagogical Experience 18. Ethics Before Equality: Moral Education after Levinas
Professor Carr has previously worked as a History teacher in a variety of secondary schools. His research interests are in the philosophy of education, educational research methodology and education and political theory. He is Honorary Vice-President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain and a Managing Editor of the journal Pedagogy, Culture and Society.